Giambattista & his Modern Couture Princess

I am LOVING this session so far, although, at this time I haven't seen a fabric flower that was necessary.

Giambiattista Valli had me fascinated with his take on how every modern princess would love to dress, well at least this one.

The first dress I've added here mesmerized me for a few minutes. I was in dream land traveling the world on the arm of my beau, just like a real life Princess!

All images from Style.com

Ps he's a bit of a looker too is he not?


Chanel Christmas

We've just had the Chanel couture show in Paris, heaven, was it not? After dreaming of a lavish Chanel wardrobe I remembered this little angel I saw in Martin Place just before Christmas. She was proudly carrying her Chanel bag but got a little shy when I asked her Daddy to take a photo for me.
Her little sister was wearing a similar dress, just as Christmassy Cute! Bless the little bunnies, so beautiful! Looks like she's already winning hearts, Prince Harry types & all!
If only hey girls!

P.s. this is my first post using the blogger app! Hopefully it works xx


Grazie for my Grigio

Two of my fave Aussie editors went into debate on the booze & schmooze question. Amy Molloy said no to a cocktail meeting, opting for a yoga class, while Amy Nelmes spat out her Mojito when asked if she'd give it up for her career. I read the article, swilled my vino and thought about it, agreeing with them both in the end.

Damn fence sitter I hear you call.  Let's regroup & think about this together.

I helped out on the bar at The Ones Xmas Party last year, pouring Alize on ice and meeting great new friends. I was definitely boozed, one for you and one for me scenario, so needless to say, as was everyone else. It was an awesome afternoon, one of the best in a while, and I certainly met people who I will hopefully have the chance to work with one day, styling shoots and utilising their awesome threads. If I hadn't arrived to help set up and offered to help behind the bar I'm not sure where this opportunity would have shown it's face again. This is certainly where I bat for the Nelmes team. That day they saw my true, fantastic, and slight drunk personality, I lent a hand with no intent, and from that I made contacts and got was given free threads (& booze), perfect!

My next personal example is where I'm on Molloy's side of the fence.

I went to Fuck You / I Am exhibition at Kind of Gallery, meeting one of NYC's finest who I kept boozed up, sticking to one wine for myself. I had just quit my job of almost 10 years & was certainly on the look out for new adventures. While he was telling stories over a few too many, I was reapplying my lipstick & staying focused. Yes, as Molloy says, it can be nerve racking at first (I was caught totally unprepared for this one as well, eek!), but once you realise that their ability to perceive is slightly tilted, you ease up and melt into the moment, soberly.

I'm an opportunist. If the opportunity calls for wine then I'm there with bells on, if opportunity calls for a slightly more sober approach then that's the way I'll play it. The one thing I do know, is that once the opportunity turns into an actuality, celebration calls for a champagne!

p.s. read the article for yourself & see what you think, it's in Issue 218 of Grazia!


2013... or just because

I'm not one who believes in New Years Resolutions. I figure, if you want to change something, change it now. Don't wait for a count down, fireworks, an all nighter and a severe hang over to change your routine. 

To be honest, my first week of 2013 has been littered with fantastic mistakes that I have never made before, leaving me feeling like a fool. I'm not going to go into them, cause I'm busy trying to forget them and they don't need to be cemented in cyber space. Let's just say they were expensive, embarrassing & things I need not repeat any time, ever.

So rather than try and inspire you to get fit, eat healthy or not drink too much (that covered 99.9% of resolutions didn't it?) I thought I might share with you a few minor things I'm investing my down time in! Brought to us by www.complex.com

Some of these I've heard of, some of these I haven't. Of course there are a few that didn't make the Complex cut, but... Any list can be changed and improved and added too, but what's the harm in ticking this one off. Reading any one of these books is bound to further you in some way, even if you [only] manage to improve your sex life. 

Some of these I've seen, some I'm waiting to download and some I'm having trouble finding.  So far, Tom Ford has inspired me to live and breathe whatever I choose to do, & Bill Cunningham has taught me that beauty is in everything. And I'm sure that the inspiration to be the best I can be will only be spurred on further as I continue to watch.


p.s. If you do have a New Years Resolution, go for it! Go for it! GO FOR IT!